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“The book's major strengths are its ease of use and the range of approaches to address many different reading issues. You can read straight through for a host of ideas, or you can pinpoint exactly which kind of strategy to explore.”

—Kristie Mary Betts, English Teacher

Peak to Peak High School, Lafayette, CO

“Bottom line: This book is reader friendly! Teachers in the content areas can quickly and easily find specific ideas to help students.”

—Barbara L. Townsend, Reading Specialist

Elkhorn Area School District, WI

Help for students who are overwhelmed, feel confused, can't remember, lack language skills, or just don't get it.

In today's era of accountability, teachers are expected to help all secondary students understand complex concepts and ideas and demonstrate proficiency on high-stakes tests. To promote success for struggling ...

Give Students Reasons for Reading
Give students reasons for reading

The sum of it all is: read what you like, because you like it, seeking no other reason and no other profit than the experience of reading. If you enjoy the experience, it is well; but whether you enjoy it or not the experience is worth having.

—Holbrook Jackson (as quoted in Gilbar, 1990, p. 73)

There are dozens of reasons to read. When I was in the classroom, I told students that they should read to keep from being bored. Of course, that reason now brings laughter from adolescents. Since the advent of Game Boys, iPods, and cell phones, adolescents are never bored. So I've had to come up with another Number 1 reason to read. It ...

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